DEAD LIKE YOU by Peter James, read by David Bauckham, has won the Sounds of Crime Award for Best Unabridged novel in audio. The CrimeFest awards ceremony took place in Bristol at the weekend during the Crime Writing Festival. The Sounds of Crime Awards are sponsored by Audible UK and both Peter James and David Bauckham received the commemorative Bristol Blue Glass.
DEAD LIKE YOU is the sixth book in the Roy Grace series, and was published by Macmillan in October 2010. The Roy Grace series is sold around the world to 34 languages. His new title in the series, DEAD MAN'S GRIP will be published by Macmillan later this month.
Peter James says: "At a time when there is much concern over electronic novels replacing print novels, it is important to remember that storytelling began thousands of years before the printing press was invented, as an oral tradition. The beauty of audio books, and particularly unabridged ones, is that they take people back to those spellbinding roots, and this is the reason I am particularly thrilled to have won this award - and I owe a very big part of it to the brilliant and vivid reading of David Bauckham."
'A terrific thriller...DEAD LIKE YOU is a haunting page-turner
that seamlessly blends psychological suspense with police procedure,
echoing the heart and voices of such authors as P. D. James and Ian
Rankin at their best.' -- Jeffery Deaver, author of ROADSIDE CROSSES
Praise for Peter James:
'The highly regarded Peter James tries something unusual in DEAD LIKE YOU ... James is to be commended for producing an insider's view of a rape investigation. This is a gripping novel about a desperately serious subject.' -- Joan Smith, Sunday Times
'With the action jumping between two time periods, plotting is satisfyingly thorough, dialogue is deceptively casual, and the traumatic effects of rape are made explicit. James is probably the closest we'll get to a British Stephen King.' -- Financial Times